Shanghai: bright lights, bright city

Shanghai blue skylineShanghai can be an overwhelming city with its daily modern life and traces of old history. If you want to understand more about Shanghai and its people you have all the more reason to take one of our very interesting inside tours. Shanghai has some modern transport options like the highspeed train to Beijing or the Maglev to the airport, a great experience for speed fans.

Highlight tour Beijing and Shanghai

  • Day 1 transfer from Beijing airport
  • Day 2 Beijing: visit the Great Wall and Summerpalace with guide and car
  • Day 3 Beijing: guided trip with metro, bus, bicycle taxi to visit the Forbidden city, Tiananmen sqare & the Temple of Heaven. At the end of the afternoon a transfer to the trainstation for an evening train to Shanghai (softsleepers)
  • Day 4 arrival in Shanghai: transfer from trainstation to hotel/ a 2 hour walking tour with guide
  • Day 5 transfer to Shanghai airport
  • Price

    2 people- 5575 Chinese RMB per person, 4 people- 4590 RMB per person
    Including: hotels incl BF, 2 private daytrips with guide in Beijing, walking tour in Shanghai with guide, transfers according to program
    Excluding: entrance fees, meals, optional, tips for guide/ driver

    Optional hotel in Shanghai: choose a beautiful small upmarket boutique hotel in a lovely old house, located in the former French consession area

    Shanghai walking tour through authentic neigbourhoods with guide (2 hours)

    Go back in time to discover the history of the old lanes and get a glimpse of the authentic atmosphere of former Shanghai. Meet elderly residents and interesting characters, learn their stories of the streets and neighbourhoods and of China in the past century. By visiting some of the oldest and soon disappearing backstreets in Shanghai, you will get a true feeling of the city development in Shanghai and the local life. Experience the local food market and try some interesting Chinese streetfood.

    Shanghai’s highlights

    Shanghai can easily be reached by taxi or subway but for people with limited time and who want to see it all we offer a private Shanghai highlight day tour which includes the Jade Buddha temple, People square, Shanghai museum, Yuyuan garden, Shanghai old street, the Bund and the former French concession area with colonial houses. The tour ends in Tainzifang, Shanghai’s Soho: originally a typical factory lane in the 1950s but now a centre for interior design, visual arts and industrial arts.

    Shanghai’s Jewish ghetto

    From 1850 to 1950, waves of Jewish immigrants, from India, Russia and Germany had a significant impact on the economy and development of Shanghai. Inspiring numerous books and documentaries, the Shanghai ghetto was an area of approximately a square mile. Walk the streets of the former Jewish neighbourhoods and have a chat with the local people who have spent most of their life time in that area.

    Wild Swans in Shanghai

    Discover Shanghai’s own Wild Swans stories, hidden in the city’s small streets. Meet the descendants of once rich families still living in former family residences and hear their interesting but often nightmarish stories.

    Funeral museum

    During this tour you can find out everything about Chinese funeral customs and hear amazing stories. This is an exclusive offer as you can only get into this mysterious museum by not-easy-to-get appointment. A funeral expert guide will make sure this will be a truly unique experience.

    Poster museum

    An interesting place displaying a wide variety of Chinese posters through the years

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